Anatomy of a Criminal Trial

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Officers of the Court

The officers of the court are as follows: the judge (presides over the court room); court clerk (administers the oath to prospective jurors and witnesses and handles administrative aspects of a trial); bailiff (keeps order in the courtroom, calls the witnesses and is in charge of the jury) court reporter (records verbatim everything said in the court room); lawyers (represents their clients within the formal rules of the Code of Professional Conduct).

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